Hey there fine folks of MV,
It has indeed been a while since I've been on the boards, but I'm back today because I want to get people involved in something. I'm building a vehicle and I'm calling it Project Streetliner.
What it is: It's a tilting 3-wheel commuter vehicle based on modern scooter running gear. Picture a recumbent Piaggio MP3 with a fiberglass streamliner body on it. It'll be single seat, but hopefully incorporate a good amount of luggage space. I want to build either a roll cage or F1-style safety tub into it for some basic safety and include a 5-point harness. You can read my initial synopsis here.
What it's not: It's not an all-purpose vehicle. It's not for passengers. It's not a hot rod (although I intend for it to be highway capable). It's not a touring vehicle. It's not a replacement for my Vespa. It's not being developed for sale or market. It's not top secret. In fact, I want to do as little original thinking as possible.
Where you come in: I want this to be a collaborative, open-source project. Though this won't be a scooter in finished form, it will use a lot of scooter components and I want it to tap into as much scooter practicality and mojo as it can. I want it to be a convergence of lots of ideas. I want it to be something that someone else might see and take in a totally different direction if they wanted to. So I'm opening it up to anybody who's interested.
How to get involved: You can keep up with the project on ProjectStreetliner.com. But more than that, you can submit ideas or even just related stuff you find online directly to the project via this submission form. Thanks for your input!
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